The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) is a nonpartisan nonprofit research and advocacy organization committed to promoting access and success in higher education for all students with a focus on students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and other historically marginalized populations.
Barriers in Justice and Education
Nearly 94 percent of adults incarcerated in the United States do not have a postsecondary degree.
Data & Transparency
Our system of higher education is data-rich but information-poor.
Higher education can be a pathway to economic security, social mobility, and society-wide value – but only if the student completes their degree.
Affordability & Need-Based Aid
Need-based aid does more than make college more affordable – it makes college possible.